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: (VA) Chesapeake Field Day & Picnic Nov. 14th

Julie R.
10-28-2010, 01:12 PM
Everyone with a Chesapeake, beginner to advanced
is invited to attend
Chesapeake Field Day & Picnic
Sunday, Nov. 14 9 a.m. til 3 p.m.
Hope Springs Farm
Orlean, Va.
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We're having our annual Chesapeake Bay Retriever field day/picnic Sunday Nov. 14, at my farm near Warrenton. Sponsored by the American Chesapeake Club (you do not have to be a member to attend) this is a day of field training for all levels, from pup/beginner to advanced. Anyone with a Chesapeake is welcome to attend. We'll have fliers available and pigeons for pups, and hands-on help for all levels. Training on land and water.

Bill LaMar of Culpeper and Doug Puwal of Roanoake will be on hand to run the training. LaMar is a retired field trialer, who competed in FTs for 30 years putting many all age points as well as an AFC on his dogs. He never used a pro, always doing his own training. Once he reached his 80s he "retired" to running only local hunt tests. He's put Master Hunter titles on 6 dogs and he's very good with Chesapeakes. His dogs always run beautiful blinds. Doug Puwal has been involved with Peakes for over 30 years, running field trials and hunt tests; he's passed over 50 Master tests and titled several Chesapeakes.

Cost is $25 and includes a picnic lunch and sodas. Anyone with a Chesapeake is welcome, but space is limited so you must reserve and order your fliers by Nov. 5th. PM or email for details and a flyer. Email me on my hotmail.com acct. reardonjlee@

We still need one or two volunteers to throw birds and gun. The pay is real good http://refugeforums.com/ubb/devil1.gif but you'll be well fed and get to run your dog, also. Let me know if you are interested in helping/gunning.

10-28-2010, 08:04 PM
How and where do we sign up?

Becky Mills
10-28-2010, 09:10 PM
Trash can lids, two by fours and logging chains are included in the registration fee.

Sorry Julie. I couldn't help it. I'm just jealous - it looks like so much fun. If I dye Hoss brown you reckon we could sneak in?

Julie R.
10-30-2010, 10:55 AM
Becky, if you lived closer you wouldn't even have to dye Hoss, and no 2x4s or log chains needed; you know his buddies here are very welcoming to all other dogs. Just look at them taunting this poor fat CLM!

Actually too bad you aren't closer; I still need one or two volunteers to help out and Bill LaMar, who's running the advanced group is actually a Golden guy at heart, he ran FTs and had an AFC Golden, and still has Goldens, along with a couple CBRs.